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EI Program Characteristics for the period of April 06, 2014 to May 10, 2014

Province / TerritoryEconomic Region CodeEconomic Region NameUnemployment RateNumber of Insured Hours Required to Qualify for Regular BenefitsMinimum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular BenefitsMaximum Number of Weeks Payable for Regular Benefits
Quebec16 Montreal (map)86301740

1. A minimum of 910 hours in the qualifying period may be needed to qualify if you are in the work force for the first time or if you are re-entering the work force after an absence of two or more years. For more information: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/regular.shtml#number.

2. Violations from previous EI claims may increase the number of hours required to qualify for EI benefits. For more information: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/fraud/violation_chart.shtml#If.